1,8-dihydroxy naphthalene (DHN) - melanin confers tolerance to cadmium in isolates of melanised dark septate endophytesMateja Potisek
, Matevž Likar
, Katarina Vogel-Mikuš
, Iztok Arčon
, Jože Grdadolnik
, Marjana Regvar
, 2021, izvirni znanstveni članek
Opis: The contribution of 1,8-dihydroxy naphthalene (DHN) melanin to cadmium (Cd) tolerance in two dark septate
endophytes (DSE) of the genus Cadophora with different melanin content was investigated in vitro. The DSE
isolate Cad#148 with higher melanin content showed higher tolerance to Cd than the less melanised Cad#149.
Melanin synthesis was significantly reduced by Cd in both isolates with uninhibited melanin synthesis, in a dosedependent
manner. Inhibition of melanin synthesis by tricyclazole reduced the relative growth of Cad#148
exposed to Cd and did not affect Cad#149. Cd accumulation was not altered by tricyclazole in the two isolates,
but it increased catalase and reduced glutathione reductase activity in more melanised Cad#148, indicating
higher stress levels. In contrast, in Cad#149 the enzyme activity was less affected by tricyclazole, indicating a
more pronounced role of melanin-independent Cd tolerance mechanisms. Cd ligand environment in fungal
mycelia was analysed by extended EXAFS (X-ray absorption fine structure). It revealed that Cd was mainly bound
to O- and S-ligands, including hydroxyl, carboxyl, phosphate and thiol groups. A similar proportion of S- and Oligands
(~35% and ~65%) were found in both isolates with uninhibited melanin synthesis. Among O-ligands
two types with Cd-O-C- and Cd-O-P- coordination were identified. Tricyclazole altered Cd-O- ligand environment
in both fungal isolates by reducing the proportion of Cd-O-C- and increasing the proportion of Cd-O-P coordination.
DHN-melanin, among other tolerance mechanisms, significantly contributes to Cd tolerance in more
melanised DSE fungi by immobilising Cd to hydroxyl groups and maintaining the integrity of the fungal cell wall.
Ključne besede: DSE, melanin, Cd tolerance, inhibitor tricyclazole, antioxidant enzymes, EXAFS
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